YMCA Boilers, Whirpool Closed, and Pool Temperatures

To: YMCA Membership
Re: YMCA Boilers, Whirlpool Closed and Pool Temperatures

Since April we have been aggressively working to create a plan to repair and or replace our seventeen year old heating boilers that provide heat to the Y building but also the swimming pool too. We have successfully created a plan with our engineers, established a funding plan for this project, and have requested bids to complete this facility upgrade.

While completing the above mentioned tasks, our only operating boiler is no longer able to function properly as it was discharging a heavy carbon output through our venting system, where this emission was being drawn into our fresh air intakes back into the building. For the safety of our membership we have turned off the boilers. We are prepared to replace the aging boilers with multiple high efficiency units that will provide “back up” to each other and meeting our future needs.

The Swimming pool will remain open, but we need to note that the pool temperatures will not be what our membership is accustom too. We will post the current temperature on the chalkboard in the pool area and we will post at the front desk so our members can monitor and decide if they want to use the pool.

As of Friday 6-8-2018 at 6:00 p.m. the pool water temperature is 84.4 degrees.

The Whirlpool will be closed during this time until we get the new boilers installed.

We are working with the companies that have bid on this boiler project so that we can begin immediately with the hopes of minimizing our disruption. At this time we do not have a timeline in place but we are working diligently to expedite this project.

Please note:
1. Unfortunately the Norwich High School is not available to assist us as they are currently in the midst of a construction project. 
2. Kurt Beyer pool is not open yet for additional local options. 
3. We have initiated a call to inquire about a portable boiler to see if it is capable of working in our building and set up.
4. We will be taking temperature readings of the pool and posting in the pool area and also the front desk.
5. We have printed off Water Fitness and Swimming Lesson rosters so that we can contact the class participants to communicate our ongoing challenge.

Please continue to check our Facebook and Website for updated information.  

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“Elevate your game Basketball Camp” returns for its 5th season under the leadership of Daphne Thompson, SUNY Oneonta Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Keith Thompson collectively Daphne and Keith both have 20 plus years of collegiate coaching experience on their resumes.  

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TRAIN, COMPETE, SUCCEED with the BOLT's youth Track and Field Program Register now and your son or daughter, ages five and up can participate in this unique program that assists the athlete in developing skills in Track and Field. Weekly practices and regional Track Meets within the Empire State Sports Track and Field provide a unique setting to learn and compete while achieving personal goals & bests while being on a TEAM.  http://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/2F6A4087-2EB9-475D-A5E1-FDFA38DA35D0/TrackClubFlyer2018.pdf  
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Lego Club
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2016 Open Doors Scholarship Results
Thank you to the 231 individuals and businesses who donated to the 2016 Open Doors Scholarship Campaign. Collectively we raised $100,836 (our highest yet!) to help support hundreds of families, children, seniors and adults within our community with membership costs and program fees. It is because of you we are able to address our community needs while ensuring all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay. Please be sure to check out our 2016 Open Doors Scholarship Report highlighting our donors and outlining the successful campaign. Thank you all for your generosity to help provide the resources to build a stronger, healthier, and more connected community.   
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In an effort to provide our members with a healthy snack option – especially those youth members who utilize the YMCA facility – we’ve teamed up with Chobani to... bring you a delicious, all-natural treat.
We ask that you limit yourself to one free Chobani Greek Yogurt a week and don’t forget to place all your trash in the garbage when you’re done refueling!
We hope all of our YMCA members enjoy this protein-packed option. Thank you Chobani for supporting our community YMCA, especially our youth members.
Photos attached include: YMCA Executive Director, Jamey Mullen, Chobani, Executive Project Specialist, Lynette VanValkenburg and YMCA Trustee & Y Member, Howie Sullivan. Additional photos highlight many of our young YMCA Members enjoying a healthy break from their playtime in our Kids Gymnasium.
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